N-Power, the Nigerian Government empowerment scheme, has released its call centre lines.
This is as applicants begin to check their pre-selection status.
N-Power had explained how applicants can check their status.
In a terse statement on its official Twitter handle, @npower_ng, as well as Facebook page Monday night, N-Power advised applicants to call in if they have issues.
“Our Call Center is open and waiting for your calls. Call with your issues”, it read.
Checks by Newsflash247 on the N-Power site showed that it initially shut down for over 20 minutes (11-30pm – 11:50 pm) apparently due to massive traffic.
Categories Nigerians applied for include N-Teach, N-Agro, N-Health, and N-Tax.
Meanwhile, the presidency has stated that a total of 176,160 graduate beneficiaries has so far been deployed under N-Power.
This is contained in a book titled: ‘Making Steady, Sustainable Progress for Nigeria’s Peace and Prosperity: A Mid-Term Report Card on the Buhari Administration’, co-authored by the Presidential Media Team.
The book stated that N-Power programme had reached 200,000 beneficiaries from all 36 states including the FCT.
It noted that out of the 25,840 selected applicants left, 11,884 beneficiaries were disqualified after physical verification or had incomplete records, adding that the remaining 13,956 beneficiaries were absent from physical verification.
It explained that in other to ensure gender balance, 46 percent of the total 200,000 beneficiaries selected were female while 1,126 applicants with disabilities were also picked.
The government further disclosed that a centralized Project Management Unit was being set up to monitor and evaluate the programme across the country.
“In addition to this, a MoU has been reached with the National Orientation Agency to also carry out monitoring and evaluation in all 36 states including the FCT,” the book said.